Escape to the country – book a beautiful rural retreat! Choose from cosy country cottages, exquisitely converted farmhouses and Mediterranean-style fincas bursting with character.
Rural retreats provide the perfect setting for total relaxation. See our holiday cottages in Cornwall, the Cotswolds and the Lake District, or find a cottage with a mesmerising backdrop in Snowdonia or the Scottish Highlands. Further afield, explore the tranquillity and native wildlife in France, Italy or Spain from your own gite or trullo.
Some of our rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.
Fantastic villa in the village of Exogonia, private pool, sun terraces, sunrise views to the beach resort of Kamari and the island of Anafi, 2 double bedrooms both en suite, sleeps 6 (sofa bed in lounge), all new furniture and features. …see more
“A great place to stay in snowdonia at a reasonable price!”
Reviewed 25 Jun 2013
My partner and I really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself has its own unique character, is well kept and clean, as where the utilities and . The owners Ian & Sheena couldn't of been more helpful, I… More
“Warm cosy cottage, great location, great value for money.”
Reviewed 23 Feb 2013
Had a great week here with 2 young children last Autumn. Fantastic location and setting, and so much to do locally. We didnt use the car for 4 days! Warm, cosy cottage - lovely wood burner in the loun… More
“Lovely, peaceful and cosy cottage with beautiful surroundings.”
Reviewed 19 Sep 2012
A beautiful period Welsh cottage with gorgeous gardens. Perfect for families with dogs, it is owned by the nicest and most obliging couple, Sheena and Ian, who know the area very well and suggested so… More
Self-catering holiday villa in the gateway to the Royal Deeside and located next to the Paul Lawrie Golf Centre, Banchory. Ideally situated for Golf, Fishing, Walking, Sight-Seeing, Leisure and Business in the beautiful countryside of North East Scotland. …see more
“An amazing family holiday” This cottage was one in a million, We have never stayed in such a beautiful homely luxurious loved cottage.
Wendy And Ian are such lovely helpful kind people, nothing was too much trouble, Wendy had thought of every lovely
“Perfect location with great view of the Wallace Monument”
Reviewed 28 Jul 2014
Being located on a quiet road, only mnutes from a main traffic circle, gave us quick, easy and unparalleled access to all the site seeing we planned during our stay. The cottage was bright and airy an… More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
“The best holiday rental property we have ever stayed in!”
Reviewed 3 Jul 2014
We were delighted with this beautiful cottage let. set in beautiful surroundings close to the family farm. Wendy had thought of everything. We were welcomed with a lovely welcome pack, including an … More
Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review, it is much appreciated. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards Wendy
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
mallard cottage is outstanding, everything is new and modern, such a homely place to stay, the scenery is fantastic, really lovely place to stay, relaxing. would stay there again without a doubt, the … More
“Modern, Well Appointed Getaway Lodge” We are always looking for a secluded lodge style accommodation to base out annual UK holiday from. Sweetslade fits this description very well. The building is behind the owners property with its own gravel parking
Sweetslade was just as lovely as in the photos on the website. It's a beautiful place with a stunning view to wake up to each morning. It had everything you could possibly need for a very comfortable… More
Thanks for taking the time to review have sorted those pesky wasps out now thanks for the tip.
Reviewed 1 Sep 2014
A lovely property in a quiet location. The property was clean and tidy and had everything u needed for your stay. Would return again.… More
Thanks for taking the time to do a review really appreciated.
“Perfect countryside getaway”
Reviewed 17 Mar 2014
We recently stayed for a long weekend at Sweetslade and were greeted very warmly on arrival. The barn was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped - it is clear that a lot of thought has gone i… More
Thanks for the great review its always uplifting to know that you enjoyed your stay.
“Fabulous” Absolutely perfect, house had everything we needed for 2 adults and 3 teenagers. The welcome package was most welcome, beds really comfy being right on the beach we all enjoyed lazy mornings, no rushing and beautiful sunsets. The cage for
“GREAT TIMES” The villa is located in a fantastic location with stunning views across the mountains and onto
the coast line , you can just sit back and relax looking at the surroundings . The villa itself is very well equipped , clean and comfortable
Had a wonderful time at Casa Vista Del Mar from 23/03 - 05/04 2014.
Everything about the villa is first class.
Views are superb and the villa is well equipped and comfortable.
Bedrooms are spacious… More
Dear Jim and Grace, thank you for leaving such a fantastic review of Casa Vista del Mar and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. I hope to welcome you again in the future. With best regards. Jacqueline
Reviewed 21 Dec 2013
Just got back from a fantastic week here, I cannot fault this villa at all, very comfortable, plenty of space and amazing views over looking Nazaret. I travelled with two young children and had no wor… More
Narfakot is an ocean front farmhouse by the Atlantic Ocean, It is a studio flat with a privet entrance and has a well equipped kitchen. There is no indoors sharing with the owners who live downstairs. There are two double beds and a futon, it is spacious and well suited …see more
Traditional Thatched Cottage. Private gardens. Loads of character and original features. Excellent touring base. Easy access to Dublin, Cork and Shannon (Limerick) airports.<br />Central location making it an Excellent Touring Base. …see more
“Feel at home” Perfect vacation villa,everything is how it should be,a really feel home villa.If you rent a car it's a plus.Confortable,quiet,full sunexposed,quality.Afther many villas this was the best till now!!I rate this property 5 stars but there
“Very comfortable and spacious 2 bedroom villa in quite area but close to amenities.”
Reviewed 4 Nov 2013
Joanne and Kevin provided us with an excellent villa, which was very much "home for home".
It was very spacious and it had a lovely outdoor sitting area, where we spent most of our time.
The locatio… More
“What more could you ask for??”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2013
Having rented a few villas in our time, you are always curious whether the pictures will fairly represent what you see on arrival. In this case, they exceeded it. The villa is very spacious for a 2 be… More
Reviewed 10 Nov 2012
An absolutely beautifully maintained villa with many extra little touches that were really appreciated. From the first contact, when the availability calender was up to date, Joanne was a pleasure to … More
“Awesome!!!” Absolutely amazing. Our first holiday in a log cabin and I have to say it was everything we expected and more. A truly exceptional location overlooking the lake. What better than to relax in the hot tub whilst watching and absorbing the pe
Couldn't find a fault in anything, everything there you could possibly need, beds are so comfy, place was so clean spacious and homely, hot tub was fantastic, views across the lake were wonderful, esp… More
Thank you so much for your lovely review. We're so pleased you enjoyed your stay. We Look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
“Lodge credit to the owners”
Reviewed 2 Aug 2013
July 2013 .This property was spotlessly clean had everything you needed .The hot tub was a god send because the week we was there was the hottest week of the year.The lodge is a credit to the owners a… More
Reviewed 2 May 2013
We had 2 nights in this log cabin and really did not want to leave. The accommodation was second to none, everything has been well thought out. The views of the lake were great, especially from the ho… More
“Comfortable and cosy” Very nice, comfortable, cosy, beautiful, clean and spacious accommodation on a small quiet farm within an easy short drive to the coastal village of West bay....(broadchurch film location).
There's enough room for a weeks clothe
“2nd visit loved everything about it and didnt want to go home”
Reviewed 11 May 2013
Stayed here in Sept last year in the Farrows which was fantastic so as soon as we got back booked our week in May staying in The Pressing Room which was even better because the patio had amazing views… More
“Perfect rural hideaway in Dorset”
Reviewed 16 Aug 2012
We were delighted by the Pressing Room - a lovely studio, tastefully decorated and very spacious for a couple. The farm setting was very peaceful, aided by high-quality windows which means there is z… More
Reviewed 24 Nov 2011
We loved our stay at the Pressing room! it's beautifully decorated, only made better by the stunning views.
Set on a working farm, in the perfectly idyllic countryside, everything about the pressing… More
“Tigh an darroch ballater” Cannot fault the bungalow or the owner, the bungalow was perfect,very spacious and we didn't want for anything during our stay,the owner quickly replied to emails and went out of her way to make sure my party had everything f
We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovel… More
“Spacious, comfortable, and exceptionally good location.”
Reviewed 15 Jul 2012
Smart, well equiped house on a quiet street within walking distance of all Ballater's ameneties. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to our friends.… More
“I can't imagine staying anywhere else!” I’ve stayed at Acanthus 6 or 7 times now, and will keep coming back to St. Chinian for the people, the village, the vineyards, the markets, the shops and restaurants, and for the warmth and beauty of Acanthus.
What a lovely house!!!!! Absolutely nothing to complain about. It had everything you could possibly need to have a good stay. Spotlessly clean and well maintained. Big comfy beds, new bathrooms with g… More
Thank you so much for sharing your experience - so pleased to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay!
“Fourth time there and hope to visit again.”
Reviewed 30 Jul 2013
Acanthus is an excellent, sun-filled apartment in a great location in a working village with few tourists. Twice-weekly fragrant and friendly outdoor market, all the little bakeries, meat shops, and … More
Hi and thank you for the review! I'm very glad to know that you enjoyed your fourth visit to St Chinian so much. Looking forward to seeing you again before too long!
“Warm friendly welcome to a lovely traditional French house”
Reviewed 9 Oct 2012
We were met on arrival by the hosts who were extremely helpful in pointing out the amenities. A bonus was the bowl of fresh tasty tomatoes from their garden and a bottle of local wine. The light, airy… More
“The nearest place to heaven” So close to the ocean that on a wild day the spray splashes on the windows. The flat is very cosy and comfortable. Everything you need is right there. The owners have thought of everything from crab nets to a great selecti
Although this apartment was advertised as having wheelchair access, the bathroom was totally inadequate for anyone with mobility problems. The bath is very high and impossible for my friend to get int… More
I always discuss with new guests the limitations of the flat with regard to wheelchair users - we are on the ground floor and it is quite easy to access the flat and great for those with limited mobility to watch the passers by and boats etc in the bay - however we are not a disability flat, we have only standard width doors etc. and yes the bathroom is difficult for those who have no ability to walk but we have provided grab rails and the bathroom is large enough for a wheelchair to get into.
The previous guests advised us the microwave was broken and I immediately ordered another one. My caretaker provided one of his own for the guests to use so they would not suffer without one and when my new one arrived he replaced it at the next changeover so as not to disturb them. The keysafe was not known to be broken and when we checked it it was working properly but it has now been replaced for security.
“Fantastic home from home in a brilliant location”
Reviewed 4 Apr 2016
We enjoyed a very relaxing week, everything you need is there for your stay, a true home from home. When we arrived waiting for us was tea, coffee and a home baked cake, a lovely touch to help you se… More
“Spacious, comfortable and quiet.”
Reviewed 11 Apr 2016
Roe Barn is ideally situated for exploring the Dorset coast and countryside. Very peaceful with lovely views. Our grandchildren enjoyed the play area especially the trampoline and we all loved the wal… More
Reviewed 16 Jun 2015
Stayed for a week in Roe Barn with my wife, our 2 children aged 2 and 8 months and my parents. The barn is exceptionally well appointed with all the mod-cons you need to make it feel like home. We h… More
This Sport Chalet is a classic mountain dwelling in the Giant Mountains. It is situated in a very quiet and sunny valley near a stream, 2.5 km from the Jizera River. A new addition (in the same style) was built onto the original house. The five spacious and comfortable …see more
“Absolutely amazing - everything just perfect!” The Cowshed is a spacious, well equipped, warm and cosy cottage in the middle of beautiful Exmoor National Park, very near the Exmoor Pony Centre.
I can recommend to any anyone, looking for escape to c
“Beautiful cottage with everything you could ever need.”
Reviewed 7 Aug 2016
Very much enjoyed our stay at The Cow Shed - it was clean and had everything you could wish for. The setting was so peaceful and tranquil - we had lovely walks in the area. Dulverton was simply lovely… More
“Fantastic place great location and a home made cake on arrival”
Reviewed 28 Jun 2016
3 of us stayed for a weekend whilst we did the Exmoor ironman , nice relaxing surroundings only a short drive away from Dulverton plenty of places to eat and a co-op super market
On arrival milk and… More
Tucked away just a short drive from Tarbert, the main town on Harris, in a secluded bay is Mol Bàn a traditional Hebridean croft house. Mol Bàn nestles in a quarter acre of landscaped gardens, slightly wild as you would expect on this untamed island and as …see more
Riversdale Lodge is set in the heart of Symonds Yat overlooking the River Wye. Riversdale Lodge was built circa.1910. It is a six bedroom house that has in it's time been a small hotel - hence it has 6 bedrooms and six bathrooms!Riversdale Lodge is on the banks …see more
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it
SEPTEMBER SALE *** Dramatic views, loch side location, large private garden and ample living space for up to 10 guests. A warm and comfortable home from which to explore the wonderful Torridon mountains, lush green valleys and crystal clear waters of the West Coast. …see more
“Amazing & relaxing- Tally Ho 2” Me and my partner had a lovely 2 night break during February half term, the caravan was immaculate and the hot tub was a lovely way to relax and unwind! The pub just down the road serves beautiful food! Thankyou for suc
Highly recommend great friendly service welcome pack on arrival including beer, wine and chocolates very personal touches, will be staying again … More
Thank you, we do try our best for our guests.......More than happy to welcome your party for a re-visit... Glad you enjoyed your stay at Tally Ho 2
Reviewed 25 Aug 2014
We had a great stay in Tally Ho 2! The caravan was excellent. Very clean and decorated lovely. Plenty of space with the added bonus of an outdoor veranda. The hot tub was lovely. And we had an added b… More
Thank you, for another lovely review, I do enjoy making my holiday guests' stay a good and welcoming visit, with a view to a return visit at some point, and recommendation to friends and family.... The best thing is it looks like its working, and even better my guests are happy too ....Once again thank you,I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Tally Ho 2!
Reviewed 13 Oct 2016
Stayed in Tally Ho 2 for 3 nights had a really relaxing time which is what was wanted.The accommodation is 100% and has everything you need for your stay.The hot tub was amazing and spent many nights … More
So glad you both enjoyed your stay
Lovely to meet you as well
“Fantastic views” Many thanks for our fortnights stay in your superb villa (23/09/16-7/10/16). Everything as stated in description with quick and helpful responses from owner. Superb location with easy access to sites and ammenities.
“Fantastic holiday let” A really wonderful stay in a very comfortable and spacious bungalow. It has everything you can possibly need. I have never stayed in a place that was so well stocked! Truly a home from home
Fab cottage!!! Very tasetefully decorated, has all mod cons and is lovely and warm to boot. Although it's located in South Harris it's a great base as Scarista, Horgabost and Luskentyre beaches are cl… More
“Absolutely wonderful!” We had the pleasure to stay at Chalet Arve for a week over Christmas (December 2015). The apartment is in a superb location in the center of Klosters, walking distance to everything including the train station, main supermarket
We stayed there for a week this July and the owners Amanda and Kevin were incredibly helpful and hospitable. We had a very late arrival yet they waited up and helped us get everything situated.
“Fantastic views” Enjoyed a fantastic week here , the cottage is ideally placed for the village centre and harbour and the views across the harbour are fantastic. The cottage is well equipped with everything you could need and we would love to return
This cottage is like a tardis plenty of room and storage although we only stayed a few days we could easily stayed a lot longer . Great position very close to coastal paths we had a brilliant stay … More
“A beautiful chalet in a wonderful location.” This was our fourth visit to Tan y Coed and it was as enjoyable and relaxing as ever. Tan y Coed is quite small but is beautifully furnished. The view from the balcony is so picturesque that we generally
“With a stunning view across the valley, private sheltered deck, cosy logburner & lovely furnishings, it's truely idylic!”
Reviewed 21 Mar 2014
A newly refurbished lodge which has been tastefully and sympathetically furnished. The log burner was easy to light and quickly threw out the heat. There was also a plentiful supply of wood. The deck… More
“Lovely Cottage” This cottage was lovely so well equipped and tea and coffee milk to get us started. Bed really comfy and peaceful night's sleep had thanks to it being in a private road. Cosy and warm.
Parking could be and issue but vouchers supplied
Suited us down to the ground. Lovely cottage,clean and well equipped. Will be back and would highly recommend.… More
“Wonderful cottage in quiet location, close to everything!”
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
A perfect 10! Cosy cottage, with peaceful view of bowling green from kitchen window. Very comfortable bed, and ample sized kitchen and dining room. Very clean throughout. Will definitely stay here aga… More
Reviewed 2 Oct 2016
Lovely quaint cottage and wonderful owners! Second stay at St. Jude's and was just as great as the last time. Steve and his wife are so helpful and are on hand to answer any quiries you have. Very fas… More